Let's say Shera's mantle is still passed down, but in a world where, from an early age the girls choosen are taken by the other immortals to learn about their duties up until they stop growing at all and achieve a semi-eternal life.
Shera is the champion of Etheria and patron of princesses and she's become quite attached to her calling, so when this mortal attempts to summon her and use her powers against the very people she watches over, Shera isn't too pleased.
Naturally, something goes wrong and she remains stuck by Catra's side, unable to return to the pantheon. There's a ton of resentment between them initially and attempts to convince the other to help them rather then focus on their personal goal.
They grow fond of each other without even realising it, however. Catra is an Etherian and Etheria is forever beautiful in Shera's eyes. The girl shouldn't deal witb such crippling insecurities when she's admittedly one of the most impressive mortals Shera has ever seen.
Catra, by trying to remove "the stick from her butt", helps the Goddess get in touch with her lost humanity, who doesn't even register it until she starts thinking of and referring to herself as Adora instead.
Hordak's reaction after watching his experiment got failed. I don't know how many times Hordak got this result but I get that he really feels so frustration for that. By the way, Imp always near his daddy 😚
It is indeed quite funny for the series to be a commentary on the dangers of The Saviour narrative, the toxicity of a cult revolving around the concept of purity, how continuous harshness and scorn does not help a person's progress, but genuine care and resolve to do better does and for parts of the fandom to hate a "Love in all its forms saves the day. No sacrifice from our hero is necessary and redemption doesn't mean torturing our characters constantly or isolating them from society" kind of ending.
AU where Prime never took over the First Ones, but Mara still sent Etheria into Despondos.
So when Adora is born, Light Hope doesn't bring her there. Instead she is raised among her people and is chosen as the next Shera to fulfill a hundreds of years long mission: Find Etheria
Better trained, Adora manages to use her powers to arrive there, but can't contact her people directly due to its location.
Adora landcrashes into the Crimson Waste, where she meets the local leader, a magicat named Catra. She is forced to introduce the new Shera to the Brightmoon royal court once her identity is discovered, yet remains on edge. Whereas the Princesses are overjoyed or intrigued ( slightly in awe in the Queen's case even ), she can't help suspecting something isn't right.
Now you have Adora lying about her motivations in order to rebuild the Portal Technology. Haunted by Mara's memory in the Crystal Castle and growing closer with the others and especially Catra, Adora starts to mentally prepare herself for her betrayal's repercussions.
Can she betray her people after being taught to serve them for so long?
some bonus clone doodles with and without references. i like how the clones hands look on the show and want to get better at drawing them more or less on model, i used that horde prime character sheet thats floating around
this is my apology for making too much fun of ‘shitty clone’ comic... hes an ass, yes, but not malevolent for the most part. his nickname could just have easily been ‘big brother clone.’ sometimes u need a friend whos willing to read the dictionary out loud with you until their voice goes hoarse for the goof.